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A Vodka of Rose-Scented Geranium

Rose-Scented Geranium (pelargonium), never sprayed, cut in high summer, and steeped in vodka of any kind with a little sugar for at least six months.  A pale yellow. 126 more words

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Live Imperfectly, Dad is dying, and I Have no Power.

Living with someone like tomorrow might be their last is much harder to do when it is actually the case.

My dad told me, after my nine-year old niece died, that a parent should never outlive their child. 509 more words

Self Care

A Summer Day

Wake up to bird song, or waves or whispering pines.  Open your eyes to the dawning of a new day, and wander toward voices when you are ready for company of the community. 264 more words


Unpack the Shame from your Suitcase

It’s summertime and for most of us that means long-awaited vacations, time on the beach, family reunions, summer gatherings etc. What this also means is that there are millions of people out there who are letting the joy of their events be eclipsed by the shame they feel about their body heading in to it. 587 more words


#mindfulness #meditation #justdoit

I have returned to the city buzz after a silent weekend retreat at a hill-residing buddhist monastery, surrounded by forest, overlooking valleys, sharing the trees and earth with national park. 542 more words


How rich is YOUR life?

Life is continually reminding me to take a closer look to the present moments I find myself in. Whether “doing another chore” or “just another day at work,” I’m learning that I can find the love and the beauty and the pure, innocent joy of… 226 more words


When a place starts to call your name

I have been to places before that have sent me away
Places that unfurl feelings that are strong
These places I left
not looking back; 102 more words